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!last update Corona on Athos go to post 2223!

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2224 – Father Makarios from Maroudá is vaccinated

Father Makarios from Maroudá kellion, 70 years old, one of the most hospitable and friendly monks of the Holy Mountain, was infected with COVID-19 this summer and luckily survived the severe effects of the Corona virus, although he approched death, … Continue reading

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2223 – the Corona virus on Mount Athos: update 4- 01/12

Update 01/12/2021: The Government’s decision on the compulsory vaccine for over 60 years was accepted with mixed feelings on Mount Athos […]. Yesterday (30/11) in Karyes , in the Holy Temple of Protatos, the vigil of Agios Kosmas the First was performed, … Continue reading

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2222 – new Athos documentary expected soon: Where are you, Adam? 

On Youtube you can see the official trailer of an Ukraine documentary (1h 20 min), made by director Alexander Zaporoshchenko and produced by Alexander Pliska. The project started in 2005 in Docheiariou monastery, with the blessing of the now deceased … Continue reading

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2221 – Palaiopyrgos: the tower of the lost monasteries of Xerokastrou and Calligrafou and more drone images by monk Theodosios

Monk Theodosios made some beautiful drone images of the northern part of Mt. Athos. Posts 2216, 2217 and 2219 covered the east coast, now we’ll take a closer look at the harbors and towers at the west coast. Here you … Continue reading

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2220 – todays (8-9) forest fire near Mikra Agia Anna under control and extinguished

Today’s reports from Athos monks who keep a Facebook account (father Athanasios Karouliotis and Efthymios Volonakis-Vouleftiriotis) and from Vima Orthodoxias (in Greek) tell about the fire that broke this morning, the 7th of September 2021, that started near the harbor … Continue reading

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2219 – a new discovery on Athos: strange towers close to Esfigmenou on drone images by monk Theodosios

I really thought I had seen quite a lot of Athos and its settlements and buildings (except from the farmhouses-kellia). So I was really surprized that the drone-images from monk Theodosios had something new in store, as can see on … Continue reading

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2218 – Oil-painting by Greek painter Christos Baloukos

Sorry, this painting has been sold in one day! 25/08/2021 We proudly present another co-operation between Athosweblog and the Greek artist Christos Baloukos. After the presentation of a couple of watercolors with a 50% discount from August 2020 (still some available at … Continue reading

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2217 – drone images in the northern part of Mt Athos, part two: skiti Agiou Vasilíou – by monk Theodosios

On the 3th of March 2021 Theodosios launched his drone on the pristine beach of Agiou Vasilíou, in the neighbourhood of arsanas Chilandaríou and the small island (νησί-nisi in Greek) also called Ag. Vasilíou. Wim Voogd, 18/8/2021

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2216 – drone images in the northern part of Mt Athos, part one: Esfigmenou – by monk Theodosios

These images are shot on March 5th 2021 by Theodosios Simonospetritis, who shared his pictures with our weblog. Wim Voogd, 17-08-2021

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